Firearms Officers Capabilities Uplift

Reference code: 
PCD 74
Date signed: 
17 October 2016
Authorisation name: 
Sophie Linden, Deputy Mayor, Policing and Crime

Executive summary

This paper requests approval to award a contract for the provision of equipment to support uplift in Firearms Officer capabilities. Due to the confidential nature of the proposal the detail is held in Part 2.

Recommendation

That the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime (DMPC);

  1. approves  the award of a contract for the provision of equipment at a value of £5,865,162 
  2. to note that this requirement is fully funded through Grant, 
  3. to note that this is a critical requirement to ensure enhanced capability.

Non-confidential facts and advice to the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime (DMPC)

 

Introduction and background

As part of the on-going process of managing contracts and tendering/re-tendering for goods and services, Procurement Services identifies contracts which require DMPC approval for either extension or to initiate contract action to tender or re-tender for goods or services or to award contracts.

The award of the contract will significantly improve operational, political, economic and truly interoperable capabilities.

 

Issues for consideration

Due to the confidential nature of the proposal the detail is held in Part 2

 

Financial Comments

The total contract cost of £5,865,162 will be funded by policing grant.

 

Legal Comments

The recommendation can be lawfully approved in accordance with MOPAC Contract Regulations and EU/UK Procurement law.

In accordance with the MOPAC Scheme of Consent and Delegation approval is required by the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime for all MPS requests to go out to tender for contracts of £500,000 or above, and to approve contract exemptions (such as direct awards). 

 

Equality Comments

There are no direct equality issues arising from this proposal.